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No doubt since the coronavirus pandemic hit, you’ve spent more time than you’d care to admit watching Netflix.

Netflix is the streaming standard. Take a look at this list of hacks and I’m sure you’ll find a few you’ll wish you knew about a few months ago.

  1. Hide what you’ve watched

you can delete your Netflix viewing history. Open Viewing Activity and on the Activity page, click the icon next to the episode or title you want to hide. If you are hiding an episode, you’ll see the option to hide the entire series. To hide your viewing activity, select the Hide all option at the bottom of the page and confirm.

  1. Find new discoveries with secret category codes

Netflix has thousands of programs you can watch from the main browser. As if that weren’t enough options, there’s even more that you might not know. I am talking about secret menus and codes. The downside to the codes is that you cannot access them through your TV. You must use a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone browser. The codes are listed below!

  1. Download shows to watch offline
    Not all titles are available for download on Netflix, but most of its original content is. You can also download content from providers that Netflix has an agreement.
    Once you have downloaded the Netflix app, open the application and navigate to Downloads to discover what titles you can download. Alternatively, search for your favorite title and look for a downward-facing arrow next to the title

4. Be a tester

Netflix is continuously working on new features. You can be part of the testing and roll-out. Simply sign in, go to Account, Settings and turn on Test Participation.

5. Use special browser extensions

If you watch Netflix on your laptop or computer, there are several Chrome extensions you can use to streamline Netflix functions. If you are not sure what an extension is, these are just programs that help you customize your browser experience — in this case, using streaming video. To find them, go to chrome.google.com and search for extensions by name.

can be part of the testing and roll-out. Simply sign in, go to Account, Settings and turn on Test Participation.

6. Use special browser extensions

If you watch Netflix on your laptop or computer, there are several Chrome extensions you can use to streamline Netflix functions. If you are not sure what an extension is, these are just programs that help you customize your browser experience — in this case, using streaming video. To find them, go to chrome.google.com and search for extensions by name.

Here are a few Netflix favorites.

Super Netflix
This extension allows you to pick the quality of video streaming, rather than using Netflix’s default setting. Why would you want lower quality?
Well, you can use less bandwidth on your Wi-Fi network or data on your phone. That way, you do not slow down the other devices in your home, and you don’t have to worry about buying extra data from your carrier.

Never Ending Netflix
With this extension, you can automatically play the next episode of whatever series you are binge-watching, skip title sequences and search more than 3,000 genres.
Best of all, you can disable that “Are you still watching?” prompt, so series will continue to play until they run out of episodes (or you hit pause on the remote).Create multiple profiles based on your tastes
I often look at my recommendations and wonder whether Netflix knows my tastes at all. Most people like more than a handful of genres, actors, and directors, which is why some of these recommendations seem limited or off-base.
This hack may seem like extra effort, but if others have not commandeered all your profiles, create new profiles that reflect your likes. One profile could be for action-adventure, another for horror films, and so on.
While you are at it, update the profile pics. I just changed my mother’s profile icon to Queen Elizabeth from “The Crown.”

Play Reelgood Roulette


Reelgood Roulette will offer new movies and shows when you are ready to go off the beaten path. Go crazy and turn off all the filters and see what you get. Or, if you are really in the mood to see the works of a certain actor or director, you can use those filters and spin the wheel again to see what’s available.
Besides being fun, it can help you decide what to watch. Also, if you do not want to play roulette, the site is a one-stop place to see what is on your services, what’s leaving and what’s new.

BONUS: Use a streaming media search site
With all the video streaming options out there, are you struggling to find all the good content you want to watch? You need to use a specialized search site to find what is new and popular on the various streaming services from Netflix to Amazon and beyond.
Best of all, you can see where your favorite movie or show is available for free before buying it on another service.

Get to the secret Netflix menus and start watching

Netflix has nearly 14,000 programs you can watch from the main browser. As if that was not enough options, there’s even more that you might not know about.
The number one streaming service has a secret menu that can be accessed through a variety of “Secret Codes”.

Accessing different categories from the secret menu is as simple as typing in the regular website URL.
If you type in http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/(secret code insert number from below), a new Netflix world comprised of thousands of titles is at your disposal.

Secret codes on Netflix can open a whole new world
NetFlix Streaming by Alternate Genres (Main List)
Extended List here
An external comprehensive list (?) of 27,000 alternate genres

Action & Adventure (1365)

     Asian Action Movies (77232)

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Anime (7424)

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Children & Family Movies (783)

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     Education for Kids (10659)

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     Family Features (51056)

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     Animal Tales (5507)

Classic Movies (31574)

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     Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)

     Classic Thrillers (46588)

     Film Noir (7687)

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     Epics (52858)

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Comedies (6548)

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     Stand-up Comedy (11559)

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Cult Movies (7627)

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Documentaries (6839)

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     Music & Concert Documentaries (90361)

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     Religious Documentaries (10005)

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     Social & Cultural Documentaries (3675)

Dramas (5763)

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     Courtroom Dramas (528582748)

     Crime Dramas (6889)

     Dramas based on Books (4961)

     Dramas based on real life (3653)

     Tearjerkers (6384)

     Foreign Dramas (2150)

     Sports Dramas (7243)

     Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)

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     Teen Dramas (9299)

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     Political Dramas (6616)

     Romantic Dramas (1255)

     Showbiz Dramas (5012)

     Social Issue Dramas (3947)

Faith & Spirituality (26835)

     Faith & Spirituality Movies (52804)

     Spiritual Documentaries (2760)

     Kids Faith & Spirituality (751423)

Foreign Movies (7462)

     Art House Movies (29764)

     Foreign Action & Adventure (11828)

     Classic Foreign Movies (32473)

     Foreign Comedies (4426)

     Foreign Documentaries (5161)

     Foreign Dramas (2150)

     Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies (8243)

     Foreign Horror Movies (8654)

     Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)

     Foreign Thrillers (10306)

     Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)

     African Movies (3761)

     Australian Movies (5230)

     Belgian Movies (262)

     Korean Movies (5685)

     Latin American Movies (1613)

     Middle Eastern Movies (5875)

     New Zealand Movies (63782)

     Russian (11567)

     Scandinavian Movies (9292)

     Southeast Asian Movies (9196)

     Spanish Movies (58741)

     Greek Movies (61115)

     German Movies (58886)

     French Movies (58807)

     Eastern European Movies (5254)

     Dutch Movies (10606)

     Irish Movies (58750)

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     Italian Movies (8221)

     Indian Movies (10463)

     Chinese Movies (3960)

     British Movies (10757)

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)

     Gay & Lesbian Comedies (7120)

     Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)

     Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies (3329)

     Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies (8243)

     Gay & Lesbian Documentaries (4720)

     Gay & Lesbian TV Shows (65263)

Horror Movies (8711)

     B-Horror Movies (8195)

     Creature Features (6895)

     Cult Horror Movies (10944)

     Deep Sea Horror Movies (45028)

     Foreign Horror Movies (8654)

     Horror Comedy (89585)

     Monster Movies (947)

     Slasher and Serial Killer Movies (8646)

     Supernatural Horror Movies (42023)

     Teen Screams (52147)

     Vampire Horror Movies (75804)

     Werewolf Horror Movies (75930)

     Zombie Horror Movies (75405)

     Satanic Stories (6998)

Independent Movies (7077)

     Experimental Movies (11079)

     Independent Action & Adventure (11804)

     Independent Thrillers (3269)

     Romantic Independent Movies (9916)

     Independent Comedies (4195)

     Independent Dramas (384)

Music (1701)

     Kids Music (52843)

     Country & Western/Folk (1105)

     Jazz & Easy Listening (10271)

     Latin Music (10741)

     Urban & Dance Concerts (9472)

     World Music Concerts (2856)

     Rock & Pop Concerts (3278)

Musicals (13335)

     Classic Musicals (32392)

     Disney Musicals (59433)

     Showbiz Musicals (13573)

     Stage Musicals (55774)

Romantic Movies (8883)

     Romantic Favorites (502675)

     Quirky Romance (36103)

     Romantic Independent Movies (9916)

     Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)

     Romantic Dramas (1255)

     Steamy Romantic Movies (35800)

     Classic Romantic Movies (31273)

     Romantic Comedies (5475)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)

     Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568)

     Alien Sci-Fi (3327)

     Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)

     Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)

     Fantasy Movies (9744)

     Sci-Fi Adventure (6926)

     Sci-Fi Dramas (3916)

     Sci-Fi Horror Movies (1694)

     Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)

     Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)

Sports Movies (4370)

     Sports Comedies (5286)

     Sports Documentaries (180)

     Sports Dramas (7243)

     Baseball Movies (12339)

     Football Movies (12803)

     Boxing M10499ovies (12443)

     Soccer Movies (12549)

     Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling (6695)

     Basketball Movies (12762)

     Sports & Fitness (9327)

Thrillers (8933)

     Action Thrillers (43048)

     Classic Thrillers (46588)

     Crime Thrillers (10499)

     Foreign Thrillers (10306)

     Independent Thrillers (3269)

     Gangster Movies (31851)

     Psychological Thrillers (5505)

     Political Thrillers (10504)

     Mysteries (9994)

     Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)

     Spy Thrillers (9147)

     Steamy Thrillers (972)

     Supernatural Thrillers (11140)

TV Shows (83)

     British TV Shows (52117)

     Classic TV Shows (46553)

     Crime TV Shows (26146)

     Cult TV Shows (74652)

     Food & Travel TV (72436)

     Kids' TV (27346)

     Korean TV Shows (67879)

     Miniseries (4814)

     Military TV Shows (25804)

     Science & Nature TV (52780)

     TV Action & Adventure (10673)

     TV Comedies (10375)

     TV Documentaries (10105)

     TV Dramas (11714)

     TV Horror (83059)

     TV Mysteries (4366)

     TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1372)

     Reality TV (9833)

     Teen TV Shows (60951)

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